Exhibition: 2021-22 Fellow Lavaughan Jenkins
February 9 - February 15, 2022
For the love of God protect black women from impotent good intentions, 2022, oil paint on oil paper, 30” x 22”
Lavaughan Jenkins is a painter, printmaker, and sculptor. He was raised in Pensacola, Florida and currently lives and works in Boston, MA. Since earning his BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2005, Jenkins has received the 2019 James and Audrey Foster Prize, awarded annually by the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston. Jenkins is also the recipient of the 2015 Blanche E. Colman Award. He has exhibited his work most recently at venues such as Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston), Abigail Ogilvy Gallery (Boston), The Painting Center (NY), and the Fitchburg Art Museum (MA).Tired of viewing art history through a lens devoted to Western European Art, Lavaughan Jenkins decided to contribute his vision, a vision where Black people were not subordinate to a European construct, but instead were featured, by a Black Artist. His sculptural paintings tell a story, a story that reflects the ordinary, the non-heroic, the quiet countenance of a single Black individual, a “Watcher,” a witness to their experience.
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